Friday, March 15, 2013

Love in a Broken Vessel by Mesu Andrews

Love in a Broken Vessel
By Mesu Andrews

About the Book
Combining in-depth research and masterful storytelling, Mesu Andrews brings to life a complex and fascinating biblical story of the power of love and forgiveness in the face of utter betrayal.
Hosea has been charged by God with a difficult task--marry a prostitute in order to show God's people the nature and depth of his love for Israel. When Hosea goes to Israel to proclaim God's message, the prostitute God tells him to marry turns out to be his childhood friend Gomer. He finds her broken and abused, unwilling to trust Hosea or his God. But when marrying Hosea becomes her only choice, Gomer does what she's good at--she survives. Can Hosea's love for God and God's love for Israel heal Gomer's broken spirit?

My Thoughts

A beautiful blending of vivid historical research and contemporary love. If you want the biblical story of Hosea and Gomer you can find it in the book of Hosea in the Old Testament. Mesu Andrews has taken this book of the bible, the story of how God loved the country of Israel so much, yet she prostituted herself to false idols. God has Hosea marry Gomer, a  prostitute to be a physical model for Israel of what they were doing to God. The author is able to show both of these relationships eloquently in this novel. It is rich in history, with I suspect a lot of research into biblical history, and the relevance of the times. The history however does not bog down the story, but gives it flow. The author in sharing the story of Hosea and Gomer has taken poetic license to share more of their life, as if we are watching it unfold before us. I felt she did an excellent job in adding to the story, without changing the biblical meaning. A fantastic message that still reigns true to day in our world for so many. God the creator loves us, yet we continue to turn from him.

 About the Author
Mesu Andrews is the author of Love Amid the Ashes and Love's Sacred Song. She is an active speaker who has devoted herself to passionate and intense study of Scripture. Harnessing her deep understanding and love for God's Word, Andrews brings the biblical world vividly alive for her readers. She lives in Washington.

“Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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